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Throw a Mencap BIG Tea Party in your workplace, community group or home.

We’re asking everyone to take a big bite of cake for Mencap by organising a Mencap BIG Tea Party and asking their guests to donate to Mencap in Northern Ireland.

We’re hoping that everyone will give as much as they can, but we think a suggested donation of £3 is a fair ask from your Mencap BIG Tea Party guests! Download our Big Tea Party leaflet, poster and invitations to get started with your own Mencap BIG Tea Party.

Mencap Big Tea Party Leaflet

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Mencap Generic Empty Belly Poster

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Mencap Big Tea Party Poster
Download our Big Tea Party poster
Mencap Big Tea Party Invitation
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Fundraising Form
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Mencap Sponsor Form
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Mencap BIG Tea Party?

We’re asking everyone to take a big bite of cake for Mencap by organising a Mencap BIG Tea Party and asking their guests to donate to Mencap in Northern Ireland.

Holding a BIG tea party is a great way to raise money for Mencap and to help us support children and adults with a learning disability aswell as their families. Plus you and your guests will enjoy a fun day – catching up, playing games and of course drinking tea!

When is it?

That’s the great thing about Mencap BIG Tea Party; it can be whenever you want it to be! Party planning tips…

  • What kind of party will it be? A small intimate gathering? A children’s party? A large outdoor event? A work party?
  • Where will you hold it? At home? The town hall? At school? The office? Your church hall or social club?
  • When? Try to find a time when plenty of people will be available.
  • Will there be a theme? 1920’s? Fancy dress? A garden party? A Mad Hatter’s tea party?
  • How many people will you invite? Consider your venue and what you will need to provide for each guest.

Who can take part?

Everyone! We want everyone to take a BIG step forward with us. So get your workplace, school, friends and family involved and help us raise as much as we can to help transform children’s lives.

How do I sign-up?

Sign up online.

Just fill out the form and let us know that you’re having a Mencap BIG Tea Party! The fundraising team will be in touch and we can send you a fundraising pack to help you make your fundraiser a real success!

What do I need to do to be part of it?

Taking part is easy:

  • Sign up. Email fundraising.ni@mencap.org.uk or simply call 028 9069 1351 and chat to the Fundraising Team in Northern Ireland about your fundraiser!
  • Think of as many ways as you can raise money for Mencap in Northern Ireland at your party.
  • Ask guests to donate a small amount towards their tea party treats – either per cup or per cake, or a set amount when they arrive. How much will depend on the style of your party and what you think your guests will pay. Arrange some entertainment (like face – painting, a cake decorating contest or quiz) and ask for a small donation.
  • Use the BIG Tea Party posters to drum up support.
  • Make sure you have enough crockery and seats for your guests. Borrow from friends and family and get them to help out on the day!
  • Provide some party food (cakes, biscuits, sandwiches) and perhaps some alternatives to tea (soft drinks, coffee).
  • Ask local businesses to donate food or prizes for a raffle.Then you can sell raffle tickets.
  • Think about some games or activities to break the ice and get everyone talking and in the party mood!
  • Donate… or to make a £3 donation, text MENCAP to 70660*
  • And then…show us how you got on!

twitterWe want to see party pics and how you’re taking a big step forward for Mencap in Northern Ireland – just remember to use the hashtag #bigteaparty @Mencap_NI

facebookShare your pics on Facebookwww.facebook.com/MencapNI

*Texts cost £3 plus network charge. Mencap received 100% of your donation. Please obtain bill payer’s permission, Customer Care 028 9069 1351.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have any questions, you can contact Mencap in Northern Ireland on 028 9069 1351 or email fundraising.ni@mencap.org.uk

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